The Colorado Department of Revenue is now investigating irregularities on SB-251
Newsroom/El Comercio de Colorado
On press release addressed to our newsroom, the Colorado Department of Revenue confirmed that an investigation is being carried over a complaint filed regarding irregularities in the granting of appointments to get Driver’s Licenses under the SB-251. “We received a complaint related to the scheduling of appointments; and we are investigating the case,” explained Sarah Werner, spokesperson for the Colorado Department of Revenue.
According to the complaint presented before the authorities, there are individuals who are obtaining expedited appointments in exchange for a few hundred dollars. The victims believe there is complicity with DMV employees at the Mississippi office. “We have clues that point to a relationship between a DMV employee and a driving school, who helps with this process,” explained a source.
Esmeralda Domínguez, spokesperson for the campaign “Yo manejo Colorado”, explained that several organizations have teamed up to denounce this issue. “We sent a letter to the head of the Department of Revenue, and we will have a meeting on December 18th to address these issues.” She also added, “more than 16 thousand people have obtained a license under the SB-251, but we need to protect and improve this program.”
Domínguez believes it is necessary to have some sort of regulation related to the SB-251. “The irregularities on the assignation of appointments, and the sale of appointments should be addressed in regulations that protect the public from notary fraud,” she said. Domínguez explained that the coalition of civil organizations who work under “Yo manejo Colorado,” is working with State lawmakers Jonathan Singer, Dan Pabón and Jessi Ulibarri in identifying the aspects of the SB-251 that should be improved during the next legislative sessions.